July 23, 2021 -
Taking a cue from controversial efforts in other states like Arizona and Georgia, North Carolina's far-right House Freedom Caucus — repeating the Big Lie about "rigged elections" — wants to be allowed to open up the state's voting machines and peer inside, but state elections officials say that presents an unacceptable security risk. We look at who's funding the caucus leaders' campaigns.
March 9, 2020 -
Some Democratic voters in Texas waited as long as six hours to cast ballots on Super Tuesday. Observers blamed the delays on widespread poll closures, misallocation of voting machines, and one local GOP refusing a joint primary because it didn't want its voters to have to "wait in Democrat lines."
November 15, 2018 -
Voters in states across the South faced difficulties including long lines, closed polling places, malfunctioning machines, and voter intimidation. There were also registration issues that forced some voters to cast provisional ballots, which aren't necessarily counted.
February 9, 2017 -
This week a U.S. House committee voted to scrap the Election Assistance Commission — the independent government agency that sets security standards for voting machines. It's not the first time the agency created in response to the chaotic 2000 presidential election has been targeted for elimination by Republicans.
September 17, 2015 -
Millions of people across the South and the rest of the country will cast ballots next year using outdated voting equipment, increasing the risk of failures that could cause long lines and missed or incorrect votes. While many local election officials want to buy new machines, they say they don't know where they'd get the money.
November 1, 2013 -
Though it hasn't gotten the attention that North Carolina and Texas have, Tennessee has one of the nation's strictest photo ID laws on the books. Now one of the state's congressmen has introduced a bill that would ease the burden such laws present to voters in Tennessee as well as in other states.
August 20, 2013 -
North Carolina Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, a progressive Democrat from Orange County, is giving up her seat in the legislature to work with a grassroots effort to ensure voters have the type of identification required by the state's restrictive new voting law.